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Email Account Takeover: Defending Against Lateral Phishing Accellis Technology Group’s trusted partner, Barracuda has released Volume 2 of the Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends report, Email Account Takeover: Defending Against Lateral Phishing. Barracuda defines lateral phishing as an effective way for attackers to leverage legitimate accounts compromised through email account takeover. The report takes an in-depth look at the latest tactics used by scammers and how to protect your business. According to a…
How To Spot A Phishing Email Webinar We recently hosted How To Spot A Phishing webinar with Accellis Director of Cybersecurity, Tom Fazio. In this webinar, Tom discusses what a phishing email is, how hackers get your email, email subject lines to look out for, the difference between phishing and spear-phsihing, and much more. Listed below is a topic timeline. 0:000:43 – Tom Fazio Background 0:444:04 – What is Phishing? How…
Microsoft OneDrive Overview Webinar We recently hosted a Microsoft OneDrive Overview webinar with Accellis Senior Software Consultant, John Roth II. In this webinar, John covers many of the amazing features that OneDrive offers end-users such as untethered mobile capability, anywhere access, seamless collaboration, syncing and sharing options. John also covers the similarities and differences of OneDrive and SharePoint Online. Listed below is a topic timeline. 0:001:10 – Webinar Overview 1:112:38 –…
Microsoft Releases New SharePoint Online Features In case you missed the  announcement from Microsoft earlier this month, the tech giant has released new SharePoint Online features, including a Site Swap Capability, along with new SharePoint and OneDrive features for end-users. Site Swap Capability: The Site Swap capability is for IT pros maintaining SharePoint Online tenancies. The announcement from Microsoft included an interview with Wayne Ewington, a program manager on OneDrive and SharePoint team. According to…
Microsoft 365 Business Part 3: Security & Compliance Features Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are concerned about their ability to protect their business from cyberattacks and keep their data safe—but lack basic protection against the most common threats. (Microsoft Security Blog) Part 3 of this blog series will highlight some of the core security features that Microsoft 365 Business offers. lynda.com Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Plan 1 Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection…
Microsoft 365 Business Part 2: Azure Active Directory Azure Active Directory (“Azure AD”) replaces a traditional physical Active Directory domain server (AD DS), allowing you to subscribe to it as a fully packaged service (PaaS) with no hardware and software expenditure upfront, no ongoing maintenance, and no backup and disaster recovery expense. Azure Active Directory (“Azure AD”) comes in four editions—Free, Basic, Premium P1, and Premium P2. The Free edition is included in your…
Microsoft 365 Business: Part 1 As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, we will explain the benefits, tools, and solutions that Microsoft 365 Business offers. This will be a 3-part blog series to educate and provide support with Microsoft 365 Business. What is Microsoft 365 Business? Microsoft 365 Business is a “platform-as-a-service” (PaaS) hosted, maintained, secured, and backed up by Microsoft Corporation across geographically redundant data centers. It provides an entire ecosystem of…
Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has created the Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook This PDF was designed to give political campaigns simple, actionable information that will make a political campaign’s information more secure from adversaries trying to attack their organization—and our democracy. Written by a bipartisan team of experts in cybersecurity, politics and law, the Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook provides simple, actionable ways of countering the growing cyber threat in…
Five Office 365 Apps You Should Be Using If you are a daily user of Microsoft Office 365, you probably know your way around Word, Excel, & PowerPoint. Here are five other apps Office 365 offers that are very beneficial, but not as well known. Flow Microsoft Flow allows users to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, syncronize files, collect data and more. Flow has dozens of premade templates
Sophisticated Phishing Impersonation Techniques on the Rise According to a recent report from helpnetsecurity.com, three main areas of cyberattacks are on the rise in 2019. HTTPS encryption in URL-based attacks, spoofed (Spear) phishing attempts, and cloud-based attacks focused on publicly hosted trusted file-sharing services. This data was compiled after 1.3 billion emails were analyzed. 1. HTTPS in URL based attacks climbed 26% In Q1 2019 a 26% quarter-over-quarter increase in malicious URLs using HTTPS and…